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Wednesday, Oct 18th, 2023 (12:02 am) - Score 6,200
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UK ISP Sky Broadband will later this morning launch a new 100Mbps “Full Fibre” plan to complement their existing packages, although it appears to be priced at the same level as their existing 145Mbps tier – this may raise a question mark over what that means for the existing package.

At present new customers to Sky Broadband -those who follow our links in this article – can take Sky’s 61Mbps plan for £25 per month on an 18-month term (£39.50 thereafter), which rises to £29 for 145Mbps (£43 thereafter), £34 for 500Mbps (£53 thereafter) and £48 for their top 900Mbps “Gigafast” tier (£63 thereafter). A small £5 one-off setup fee is also charged.

NOTE: Sky’s Full Fibre plans are powered by Openreach’s national FTTP network, which currently covers 11.5 million UK premises (inc. 3.7m in the hardest to reach rural areas).

However, the above prices are part of a special promotion, and the standard offer price on their 145Mbps tier is normally a bit higher at £38 per month (£43 after 18 months). The issue here is we’ve been informed that Sky’s new 100Mbps tier is also due to be priced at £38 per month for the first 18 months (£43 thereafter). We’re currently unsure what this means for their 145Mbps tier, although we’ll update again once we know more.

The details we’ve seen don’t clarify what upload speed the new plan will offer, although it’s most likely to be based on either Openreach’s 110Mbps (15Mbps upload) or 115Mbps (20Mbps upload) tiers. Otherwise, Sky’s packages all include their “Wall to Wall WiFi Guarantee“, an included wireless router, unlimited usage, a pay as you go phone service (IP based) and a minimum speed guarantee.

Customers can optionally add a WiFi 6E capable router and mesh system for an extra £7.50 a month for 18 months, while various inclusive calling options are also available (e.g. evening and weekend calls for £5.75 a month).

UPDATE 2:11pm

The new plan is online and this confirms that their existing 145Mbps package remains, and at the same base price as 100Mbps. In fact, the 145Mbps tier is currently discounted, which actually makes it cheaper than their 100Mbps tier at full price for the first 18-months of service. The details also reveal that Sky have gone with a 20Mbps upload.

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13 Responses
  1. Avatar photo Fibre Scriber says:

    It seems skys dirty tricks department are at it again, if these figures turn out to be correct!

    1. Avatar photo Ad47uk says:

      You wait until more people have FTTP from different providers, they will all be at it. I just a bit surprised the Sky have done it so quickly.

      Once we have more options on speed, tariffs will change like anything, with no doubt us getting less for more money.

  2. Avatar photo Mml says:

    “ this may raise a question mark over” why did they even bother adding this?

  3. Avatar photo Chirag says:

    Huh that is odd. Sky don’t use CityFibre lines so it can’t be symmetrical.

    I wonder if the 145Mb doesn’t sell well since it’s an odd looking number, and thus 100Mb is going to replace it. My other thought was that 65Mb and below are going to get replaced by 100 and 145 at the lowest so they can hard sell on 300/500/900.

    1. Avatar photo Alex A says:

      Agreed, I think Sky will position 100mbps as their lowest, cheap package to replace 65mbps. 145 being axed (too close to 100mbps) and deals focusing on pushing subscribers up to 500+mbps tiers.

      A decent portion of Sky subscribers will be TV+Broadband, with Sky pushing Stream&Glass (IPTV) it makes sense to get rid of the 65mbps option for FTTP.

      Openreach give a slight discount the more subscribers on higher tiers you have so Sky will want to push people up to 500+mbps.

    2. Avatar photo Nick says:

      145mb is still being sold and they sold it to me for less than the 100mb plan. It was activated on the 1st February and is quite good.

      You actually get 150mb to 155mb so I don’t know why they advertise it as 145mb as it is an odd number.

  4. Avatar photo Calum says:

    The new Sky Broadband hub as part of the WiFi max package is NOT Wi-Fi 6E, it is just WiFi 6. The hub is based on the Xfinity products from the Comcast US market. I’ve been told this by a Sky engineer.

  5. Avatar photo anonymous says:

    Defund this racket. Get BB elsewhere if possible. Their prices are more expensive than others even on promotion yet using Openreach network like the others. They are probably hoping others will copy what they are trying to get away with…

    1. Avatar photo Andrew says:

      Even Vodafone will do 910 symetrical (on cityfibre) for £29 a month currently

  6. Avatar photo Mark says:

    Crickey that is steep , I have got a much better deal with BT than that. Service is excellent too.

  7. Avatar photo Jack says:

    Really curious to offer this other than the Openreach discounts to Sky. It also matches EE who also do an 100Mb plan.

    1. Avatar photo Nick says:

      EE/BT wanted £31.99 for 100mb and Sky sold me 145mb for £27.99. I pay £5 for the Evenings and Weekend calls.

      BT/EE don’t offer Evenings and weekend calls and the cheapest equivalent would be the 700 minutes. I actually make most calls in the evenings and weekends and exceeds 700 minutes.

      Therefore Sky’s prices do benefit some

  8. Avatar photo Nice One says:

    These prices are terrible and the speeds meagre.

    I managed to get Vodafone 900 megabits upload and download for £12 a month. Admittedly, it was a promotion, but they run loads of promotions, so if you wait, you’ll get a good deal.

    I just checked their website and the 910 / 910 full fibre package is £29 without a deal. That’s still much better than the crap Sky are offering.

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